Room 311 News

Have a Wonderful Winter Break!

Winter Break Time!

Hello Parents and Students!

Thank you for a wonderful week! We finished our assessments and had a fantastic Winter Olympics themed party. We have some great athletes in bobsled and ski jump. Our figure skaters placed also! The rest of our photos from the party are available here. I'll add more from our class ipads

We are in a friendly competition with Mrs. Dixon's class to see which class has the highest percentage of meeting their Lexia goal minutes. Our class decided a Dojo incentive would be awesome to help motivate them over break to keep going :) So each student who meets their Lexia goal minutes will earn 5 Dojo points per week! If your student doesn't have any goal minutes (for those who have passed beyond third grade level 14), they can just do 20 minutes for their goal. I love that our kids offered to keep up on this even on their break time!

Please share our Kid Blog links with family and friends and encourage them to write comments to our kids. I do see a lot more interest and motivation to write when they know they have an audience. If you do't see any of your students blog posts it may be because I haven't gotten permission from you to make them public. Please let me know if that would be ok.

Note and Reminders

  • Winter Break- Dec. 21st- Jan. 11th (Note: Monday 11th is a non school day due to District-wide Professional Development Day
  • Jan. 18th - School Holiday - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Please click here to access our full calendar

Bored over the break? Here are some FANTASTICALLY fun things you can do!

  • CODE- Can you improve your coding skills?? Work on Google CS-First Storytelling, Art, and all of the coding resources on our website!
  • Create your own game! Use digital resources (Scratch, Google Slides) or paper and markers to create a game. The game can reinforce learning (math facts, vocabulary) or just be for fun!
  • Practice Multiplication Math Facts! This is actually very important because you now should be memorizing your facts at this point in the year and will be assessed when we get back. You can use your clear plastic, practice with digital flashcards, or play all of the exciting online games!
  • Learn something new! What have you always wanted to learn about? Research it and share about it on your blog. You can write about it, make a slides presentation, code something, or add a video. Just remember to be safe online and always check with your parents first.
  • READ! Find new books, new places to read, share what you are reading on your blog! Fun Places to Challenge - or create your own reading challenge!
  • WRITE! Write a story, a letter, or write about something you learned. Share your writing on your blog. Read and comment about other students' writing.
  • What do you WONDER about? Check out Wonderopolis and see what's out there.
Kid Blog Featured Writing!

Check out our featured writer of the week! Read about the important work engineers do in this blog post.

Kahoot Math Challenge with 3rd Graders at Discovery

We challenged Ms. Rosenthal's third grade class at Discovery to a math facts Kahoot game! We connected via Google Hangouts, shared our screen with the game and got going! For this first try, we focused on facts that we knew in the 2s and 5s. The leaders kept changing but in the end Quinn won both games! Keep practicing those multiplication facts! We'll be challenging other classes when we get back.

Class Donations Wish List

Ongoing needs and wishes

Featured Coding Project

Check out our featured coding project. Check out this interactive story. The story will change based on your answers.